Elefant Traks: Recipes For Lockdown – The Herd

The Herd

ET cooking inspiration Dale, aka DJ DGGZ aka Rok Poshtya from The Herd is back with another fool-proof recipe for lockdown, this time a sweet treat!

We're all in the same boat trying to make beans and lentils taste good so each week we're sending over one of Dale's restaurant-worthy recipes and coupling them with the perfect Elefant Traks album to cook along to.

Next up... Pancakes and The Herd's Better Alive EP.

Happy cooking - be sure to tag us in your pics @elefanttraks

The Herd Better Alive EP

The Herd's Better Alive EP turned 8 this week (Happy Birthday!) and we couldn't think of a better album to soundtrack your morning pancake making. Reminiscent of melted butter, Better Alive is funky by nature with the hard-hitting lyrics we love <3

Dry Ingredients
1.5 cups self raising flour
OR 1.5 cups plain flour + 2 tsps baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Wet ingredients
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs beaten
50 grams butter melted

- Melt the butter slowly in a pan on low heat.
- Meanwhile beat the two eggs until they come together and add the milk to the egg mixture.
- By this stage your butter should be pretty much melted. Add that into your mix and leave aside.

Add all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and mix through with a dry fork. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and then pour in your wet ingredients and fold them in until they start to come together. You can then get a bit more tough with it and give it a whisk. Don't worry about small lumps as long as all the flour is mixed you'll be right.

- You should have a fairly stiff mix - it should be closer to gloopy than flowing but still should be what you would class as a liquid. if it's too firm add a splash of milk / too liquid - add a bit of flour. But add small amounts (eg tbsp at a time).

- If you can leave it for an hour or so and wait for a couple of bubbles to form on the surface of the mix you'll have fluffier pancakes. But you can cook straight away if not.

- And then it's just a matter of getting the mix into a moderately hot pan in some oil or butter. Wait for bubbles to form on the 'wet' side then flip. If your base is dark turn your pan down. and obviously, if your base is looking a little blonde turn the heat up.

Serve with maple syrup / sugar and lemon / sliced bananas.

Substitutions: got no milk? A mix of yoghurt and water will work.
Vegan substitutions: you should be able to replace the 2 eggs with half a cup of mashed very ripe bananas. And the milk just use your favourite milk substitute. Main thing is to get it to the gloopy liquid stage as above.